I specialize in helping people learn how to stretch in the face of life's upsets and adversity to create more positive outcomes. They gain an understanding of the process and the factors that can deepen their capacity to thrive. They end up taking greater ownership over themselves, the journey and their outcomes. I help people build their resiliency and develop their potential for more positive outcomes.
I've learned that people don't need to be motivated. They need perspective to be inspired, the key skills to manage, and a process they understand to more successfully work through the turmoil.
Industry Expertise (8)
Mental Health Care
Professional Training and Coaching
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (9)
Case of Distinction Award (professional)
The Case of Distinction was established in 2003, set up by former KCSS King City Secondary School alumni, current and former staff to honour former students who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding achievements and by making positive contributions to their communities, country or the world. http://www.kcssalumni.com/CaseofDistinction/Introduction.aspx
University of South Florida: Compassion Fatigue Certificate , Compassion Fatigue Certificate 2001
The McQuaig Institute of Executive Development Ltd.: The McQuaig System Certification Programme Personality Profiles Certificate , McQuaig System Certification Programme Personality Profiles 2006
Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology: Marketing 1977
University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education: Certified Trainer True Colors Faciltator Level III, Personalities and Productivity
Coaching Association of Canada: Coaching Certificate, Coaching Level One 2004
Career Life Resouces Inc: Personality Dimensions Faciltator Certificate, Personality Dimensions Dealing with Different Personalities
Event Appearances (6)
Rights, Roles and Responsibilities© Did a series of these programs for a high tech training school for their new adult students to accelerate team development.
Resiliency for LIfe© Did a series of lectures and a 2 day program for the Government of Singapore's EMS support teams.
Relationships for Life© Communications and Relationship Development programming Business Professionals
Rights, Roles and Responsbilities© Did a series of these programs for 8 years with a major software company to assist deepen their team effectiveness.
How to have a Vital Career ~ Career Vitality Centre IBM North America Developed and recorded a 3 hr video based program for 10,000 staff
3 Essential States of Being ! Imagine Yourself Toronto Skills based program for all ages.
Sample Talks (1)
How to Bounce Back from Almost Anything
One concussion, one chronic illness, robbed by a motorcycle gang at 18, and three brushes with death due to two bouts of cancer have not slowed Michael Ballard down. If anything he's learned how to bounce back better after each of these challenges. Seven key insights to be inspired Five key skills to help you manage and lead Three vital skills that help you recharge, connect and stay safe The life long process that creates more success.
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